The Georgian Revival Breast Cancer Showhouse was built in 1912 by the daughter and son-in-law of Patrick Cudahy. As in all grand homes, the front vestibule was the first interior space visitors would see when entering the house, so it had to be spectacular.
Anne Wangman of Forbes Design took the challenge of bringing the entry back to life for the BCSH. The original leaded windows and transom are still intact, along with the stunning plaster quatrefoil design on the ceiling.
Anne chose a reproduction bow front chest in a distressed black finish to contrast with the paneled oak wainscot. It’s a simple, yet elegant place to set your hand bag while you remove your wrap! The candlelight lantern trio offers a lighting alternative to a typical table lamp.
Wall brackets featuring a playful collection of wire-haired fox terriers are an unexpected touch and draw the eye toward the ceiling and the Steuben glass light fixture.
Have fun with your entry. Make sure a bit of your “Signature Style” is evident when guests enter your house!